Ranked at No. 18 after a 9-3 start, Arizona State’s Greg Powers talks Sun Devils hockey on USCHO Spotlight episode 6

Greg Powers (photo: Arizona State).

After a 9-3 start to its fourth season at D-I, Arizona State finds itself at No. 18 in this week’s USCHO.com Men’s Division I hockey poll.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger catch up with Sun Devils coach Greg Powers to chat about this season so far, the program’s growth from a club team, recruiting, scheduling, and the possibility of making the NCAA tournament as an independent with an at-large bid.

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About the hosts

Jim Connelly is a senior writer at USCHO.com and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with USCHO.com as the correspondent covering the MAAC, which nowadays is known as Atlantic Hockey. Each week during the season, he co-writes “Tuesday Morning Quarterback.” Jim is the winner of the 2012 Joe Concannon award. He a former color analyst for UMass-Lowell hockey’s radio network and studio analyst for NESN.

Ed Trefzger has been part of USCHO since 1999 and now serves as a senior writer and director of technology. He is the radio play-by-play voice for Rochester Institute of Technology hockey on the RIT Tigers Sports Network, and has been involved with the broadcasts as a producer, studio host, and color commentator since their inception. He is co-owner and president of broadcasting company Genesee Media, and was general manager of the former Rochester, N.Y., sports radio station 97.5 The Team.